Todd Sprinkle led QVC’s foray into mobile commerce.
Macy’s put online shoppers in a virtual waiting line to access its site, and Victoria’s Secret and Williams-Sonoma also experienced problems on Black Friday.
Web sales on Thanksgiving will grow the fastest, but Cyber Monday still wins.
Gap and Advance Auto Parts improved their mobile sites offering speedy sites for consumers.
Nearly $18 billion in sales on Singles’ Day is huge, but Alibaba wants consumers and investors to see the e-commerce giant as more than online transactions.
Noon will sell 20 million items on its platform. It is backed by Dubai’s Mohamed Alabbar, of Emaar Properties, and Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
The online-only retailer’s system engineering team used to spend 20% of its time trying to stop malicious bots. A new system from e-commerce vendor Distil Networks now automatically stops them.
The retail chain is making improvements to its buy online, pickup in-store process and will open a more efficient e-commerce fulfillment center next year.